Charlie was just a boy Laid back in an open field and Followed those distant wings Around in lazy circles 'When are they gonna come down?' he said, 'Or are they watching over Me here on the ground instead?' 'Or maybe they just fly forever?'
You dont forget about heroes You simply shake their hands Then you watch them fly away One night there`s a new star Up in Charlie`s sky
First raid on the jungle night Flying low in the radio silence One eye on the gunners sight One eye on the waiting target It`s not a matter of wrong or right You asked no questions, `cause you found no answers God knows when you have to fight You say a prayer and you take your chances
You don`t forget about heroes You simply shake their hands Then you watch them wave goodbye One night there`s a new star Up in Charlie`s sky
You don`t forget about heroes Like any big wild bird You have to let them fly away [Pray that] no one can reach them Up in Charlie`s sky
Somewhere deep in the mountains Somewhere wide of the landing lights missing in action But I know he made it home Home alright